“Architecture is a reflection of our memory.” Video of the Alvar Aalto Medalists’ Award Speech now online

Enrique Sobejano and Fuensanta Nieto receive the Alvar Aalto Medal in Helsinki on 3 February, 2015. Photo: Juho Haavisto / MFA.

The highly regarded Alvar Aalto Medal was awared to Spanish architects Enrique Sobejano and Fuensanta Nieto in Helsinki on 3 February, 2015. The award ceremony was the highlight of the Architecture Day festivities commemorating Aalto’s birthday. Architecture Information Centre Finland is proud to announce that the video recording of the Award Speeches by the esteemed architects is now available on …

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Mart Kalm’s intensive course on Estonian architecture at the Aalto University this spring


Professor Mart Kalm from Estonian Academy of Arts (Eesti Kunstiakadeemia), known for his excellent lectures, will give an intensive course on the 20th century developments of Estonian architecture. The special course titled “Architecture and (Multi)national Identity – The Case of Estonia” will take place at the Aalto University Department of Architecture in Otaniemi, Espoo. The lectures will be held in …

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Open lecture course on the history of Finnish architecture starts at MFA

Kuva: Nea Ilmevalta

The Museum of Finnish Architecture and Aalto University, Department of Architecture, invite you to come and learn about the history of Finnish architecture with architect, lecturer Netta Böök at their free but intensive 2-week course starting at the museum (Kasarmikatu 24, Helsinki) on Monday 16th March, 2015, at 16:15. The English-speaking lectures provide an introduction to the special features of …

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Joyful glimpse of Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects’ portfolio at MFA

Photo Juho Haavisto / MFA.

In March, the small gallery at the Museum of Finnish Architecture showcases the long and triumphant career of Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects, rightfully regarded as one of the internationally most topical Finnish architectural practice at the moment. The exhibition is titled From Competition to Implementation – Projects 1982–2015 and it does exactly what it says on the tin: reminds of …

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OOPEAA’s Suvela Chapel starts on site

Facade of the Suvela chapel / OOPEAA.

The Espoo Lutheran Church has announced that work on the new chapel in Suvela, Espoo will start this spring. The chapel is designed by OOPEAA Office for Peripheral Architecture and it is planned to open in 2016. The multi-purpose building has a gross floor area of 2.500 m² and it will serve more than 20.000 inhabitants in the area and …

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Europan 13 launched: Finnish competition sites in Espoo, Seinäjoki and Jyväskylä

Kortepohja competition area in Jyväskylä.

The 13th season of Europan architectural competitions is now open and offers three exciting competition areas in Finland for young professionals of the architectural and urban design. The generic theme is The Adaptable City 2 with three specific topics: Welfare State versus Self-organization; Segregation versus Sharing; and Object versus Project (process). The three competition areas for the Europan 13 in …

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Call for Abstracts and Registration: Housing and Welfare conference in Copenhagen


The Center of Housing Research in Denmark and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture in Copenhagen call for abstracts for the conference on Housing and Welfare – Boundaries|Encounters|Connections. The extended deadline for abstracts is on 23 March and for registration 30 March, 2015. The conference will take place between 7–9 May, 2015, in Copenhagen, and it focuses …

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Postmodernism at the Design Museum in Helsinki, Pop Art at Emma in Espoo

Markku Salo, Kuninkaiden laakso [Valley of the Kings], 1988. Nuutajärvi. Photo: Jean Barbier. Postmodernism 1980–1995 @Designmuseo.

“Less is a bore”? The Design Museum in Helsinki currently presents postmodern design and ideology in its spring exhibition Postmodernism 1980–1995. The show, which bravely tackles the recent history of Finnish design, focuses mainly on domestic furniture design, design objects and visual art. Postmodern architecture is presented only casually. The sole architectural exhibit is the architectural model of a day-care …

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Ideas competition for students and young professionals: Art Center in Portugal


ARKxSITE invites young professionals and students of architecture under 40 years of age to participate in an international ideas competition for a contemporary Art Center located within the Fortress of Cresmina in Cascais, Portugal. Registration is open until 25 May, 2015. For more information about the competition and the ARKxSITE platform, please visit www.arkxsite.com.

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